Where did a month go? I still haven’t taken photos of my work of the moment… even though it always continues.

But I have done a lot of thinking about a friends post about how to see truth through a lens. How to shoot photos of things that honour the thing itself, as seen, not through the attitude or presence of the photographer. I have gone back through my photos over the years and found some new gems.

First off I have to confess that I take photos spontaneously. It is a certain something that grabs my attention. it could be light… it could be colour… it could be simply I’m out shooting… and…

I also don’t have the latest equipment. I have a partial manual camera that is 15 years old… so you can probably count the megapixels on one hand. I also use a point and shoot when travelling. and sometime my phone… I have a new iteration that now won’t work with the olio lens… but I loved doing macro on my old phone and some of my best “abstract” shots were taken with this lens. All in natural light and hand held. If I have to work at arranging a shot or fiddling with all the possible variables I close my eyes point and shoot… not at all scientifically or perfectionately… isn’t that a great word?

I also LIke my computer and Lightroom for editing and Photoshop for rescuing those photos that because I haven’t taken the requisite time are out of focus or someother darn element…. and hence I get all sorts of drawings and blurs and fabulous colours that seem to glimmer out of no where and I also get the occasional artful rotten apple… grin!!!

So do you consider that truth from the lens? I have another friend who would say I was cheating! but In fact I take photos for the sheer joy of trying, and am delighted when even some of the mistakes become ones I’m proud of.

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I love the focus on the dried up bloom rather than the full fresh ones. And I’m not sure that was on purpose but….

and cold temperatures have begun

Yesterday was cool, and grey and with the forecast of the first frost I decided to get out and shoot the last of the beautiful blooms in my garden.

Here’s the complete bed of a wildflower seed pack, my husband planted. It has been lovely all season.

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and some individuals…

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They are so cheerful, I’m glad I caught them for they will keep me returning to their bright faces over the long white months, which fingers crossed will not arrive for a while yet!

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Am machine sewing some these days, project show and tell to come but after a long hard week forced inactivity because of my own clumsy feet, my hands and wrists are now just beginning to function more or less normally so paper collage it is.  It never taxes strength or  tries to twist stiff fingers. It is simply pure fun especially when I get to use bits and pieces of my own photos.

Suggested theme was a forest... so there were lots of photos to choose from.

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